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American League Most Valuable Player

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Rk Player Team Age Pos Pts 1st WAR Off Fld Pit Adj
1 Rod Carew MIN 31 1B 273 12 9.7 9.6 0.8 0.0 -0.7
2 Al Cowens KCR 25 RF 217 4 5.4 5.2 0.6 0.0 -0.5
3 Ken Singleton BAL 30 RF 200 3 5.7 7.3 -1.2 0.0 -0.5
4 Jim Rice BOS 24 DH 163 1 5.2 6.6 -0.2 0.0 -1.2
5 Graig Nettles NYY 32 3B 112 2 5.5 4.1 0.9 0.0 0.5
6 Sparky Lyle NYY 32 RP 79 1 3.7 0.0 0.0 3.7 0.0
7 Thurman Munson NYY 30 C 70 1 4.9 4.2 -0.2 0.0 0.9
8 Carlton Fisk BOS 29 C 67 1 7.0 4.6 1.3 0.0 1.1
9 Reggie Jackson NYY 31 RF 67 1 4.5 5.7 -0.6 0.0 -0.6
10 Bill Campbell BOS 28 RP 65 0 4.7 0.0 0.0 4.7 0.0
11 Mickey Rivers NYY 28 CF 59 0 5.3 3.8 1.4 0.0 0.1
12 Larry Hisle MIN 30 LF 54 1 5.1 5.8 -0.4 0.0 -0.3
13 George Brett KCR 24 3B 51 0 7.6 5.5 1.6 0.0 0.5
14 Richie Zisk CHW 28 RF 34 0 2.7 4.2 -0.9 0.0 -0.6
15 Jim Sundberg TEX 26 C 30 0 5.0 2.6 1.5 0.0 1.0
16 Bobby Bonds CAL 31 RF 28 0 5.1 5.2 0.5 0.0 -0.6
17 Carl Yastrzemski BOS 37 LF 25 1 5.2 4.7 1.2 0.0 -0.6
18 Ron Guidry NYY 26 SP 11 0 4.8 0.0 0.0 4.8 0.0
19 Jim Palmer BAL 31 SP 9 0 7.3 0.0 0.0 7.3 0.0
20 Ron LeFlore DET 29 CF 7 0 3.0 4.7 -1.8 0.0 0.1
21 Jason Thompson DET 22 1B 6 0 3.9 4.0 0.7 0.0 -0.8
22 Rick Burleson BOS 26 SS 5 0 2.2 0.9 0.1 0.0 1.2
23 Butch Hobson BOS 25 3B 4 0 0.9 1.6 -1.3 0.0 0.6
24 Hal McRae KCR 31 DH 3 0 4.8 5.8 0.2 0.0 -1.2
25 Nolan Ryan CAL 30 SP 3 0 7.8 0.0 0.0 7.8 0.0
26 George Scott BOS 33 1B 3 0 2.4 3.0 0.2 0.0 -0.8
27 Tom Johnson MIN 26 RP 2 0 2.5 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0
28 Lyman Bostock MIN 26 CF 2 0 5.8 6.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
29 Chris Chambliss NYY 28 1B 1 0 2.4 2.9 0.2 0.0 -0.8
30 Oscar Gamble CHW 27 DH 1 0 3.6 5.2 -0.8 0.0 -0.9
31 Dennis Leonard KCR 26 SP 1 0 5.6 0.0 0.0 5.6 -0.0

By Wins Above Replacement


Rk Player Team Age Pos Pts 1st WAR Off Fld Pit Adj
1 Rod Carew MIN 31 1B 273 12 9.7 9.6 0.8 0.0 -0.7
2 Frank Tanana CAL 23 SP 8.3 0.0 0.0 8.3 0.0
3 Nolan Ryan CAL 30 SP 3 0 7.8 0.0 0.0 7.8 0.0
4 George Brett KCR 24 3B 51 0 7.6 5.5 1.6 0.0 0.5
5 Jim Palmer BAL 31 SP 9 0 7.3 0.0 0.0 7.3 0.0
6 Carlton Fisk BOS 29 C 67 1 7.0 4.6 1.3 0.0 1.1
7 Mitchell Page OAK 25 LF 6.1 6.6 0.1 0.0 -0.6
8 Chet Lemon CHW 22 CF 5.9 3.8 1.9 0.0 0.1
9 Lyman Bostock MIN 26 CF 2 0 5.8 6.2 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
10 Bert Blyleven TEX 26 SP 5.8 0.0 0.0 5.8 0.0
11 Toby Harrah TEX 28 3B 5.7 6.0 -0.8 0.0 0.6
12 Ken Singleton BAL 30 RF 200 3 5.7 7.3 -1.2 0.0 -0.5
13 Dave Rozema DET 20 SP 5.6 0.0 0.0 5.6 0.0
14 Dennis Leonard KCR 26 SP 1 0 5.6 0.0 0.0 5.6 -0.0
15 Dave Goltz MIN 28 SP 5.5 0.0 0.0 5.5 -0.0
16 Graig Nettles NYY 32 3B 112 2 5.5 4.1 0.9 0.0 0.5
17 Mike Hargrove TEX 27 1B 5.5 5.5 0.7 0.0 -0.7
18 Bump Wills TEX 24 2B 5.4 3.4 1.4 0.0 0.6
19 Al Cowens KCR 25 RF 217 4 5.4 5.2 0.6 0.0 -0.5
20 Mickey Rivers NYY 28 CF 59 0 5.3 3.8 1.4 0.0 0.1
21 Jim Rice BOS 24 DH 163 1 5.2 6.6 -0.2 0.0 -1.2
22 Carl Yastrzemski BOS 37 LF 25 1 5.2 4.7 1.2 0.0 -0.6
23 Larry Hisle MIN 30 LF 54 1 5.1 5.8 -0.4 0.0 -0.3
24 Don Money MIL 30 2B 5.1 3.8 0.9 0.0 0.4
25 Bobby Bonds CAL 31 RF 28 0 5.1 5.2 0.5 0.0 -0.6
26 Dennis Eckersley CLE 22 SP 5.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 -0.0
27 Jim Sundberg TEX 26 C 30 0 5.0 2.6 1.5 0.0 1.0
28 Thurman Munson NYY 30 C 70 1 4.9 4.2 -0.2 0.0 0.9
29 Hal McRae KCR 31 DH 3 0 4.8 5.8 0.2 0.0 -1.2
30 Ron Guidry NYY 26 SP 11 0 4.8 0.0 0.0 4.8 0.0